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Q1) Special Provisions section 10-1.18 Hot Mix Asphalt states: "This work includes producing and placing hot mix asphalt (HMA) Type A using the Standard process. However, Standard Specifications section 39-1.11 Transporting, Spreading, and Compacting says: "Spread and compact HMA under Section 39-3.03" if "You spread and compact at: Asphalt concrete surfacing replacement areas". Does this spec apply to the HMA under this project, to spread and compact under the Method specfication?
A1) Per Section 10-1.18, "Hot Mix Asphalt," of the Special Provisions placing hot mix asphalt (HMA) Type A shall be produced and placed using the Standard process and Section 39, "Hot Mix Asphalt," of the Standard Specifications. Therefore, in accordance with Section 39-1.11, "Transporting, Spreading, and Compacting," of the Standard Specifications hot mix asphalt placed in asphalt concrete surfacing replacement areas shall be spread and compacted per Section 39-3.03, "Spreading and Compacting Equipment," of the Standard Specifcations and Section 39-3.04, "Transporting, Spreading, and Compacting," of the Standard Specifications. 19Apr10.